Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has criticised the weight of the match ball used in the League Cup after his team failed to score in their fourth round match against Wolverhampton Wanderers and won 4-1 on penalties.Premier League leaders City have scored 32 goals in nine games so far, the most by any side, but failed to find the net against the Championship side as the score remained 0-0 after 120 minutes of active play.Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved two of Wolves’ penalties to help City win and Guardiola blamed the Mitre ball for his side’s inability to score.“It is not acceptable, the ball was unacceptable for a high-level competition,” Guardiola said after the match.“It is too light, there is no weight, nothing. It is not a good ball. It is impossible to score with a ball like that and I can say that because we won.“I’m not making excuses. All of my players said, ‘what is that?’ I’m sorry, Carabao Cup, but that is not a serious ball for a serious competition.”Bravo has been heavily criticised for sloppy performances since joining City in 2016 and Brazilian Ederson has been Guardiola’s first-choice keeper this season.“Without Claudio we would not be in the next round,” Guardiola added. “I am so, so happy for him because it has not always been easy. He made a lot of important saves for us.”Striker Sergio Aguero, who captained the side, missed out on the chance to become City’s record goalscorer but will have an opportunity again when Guardiola’s side travel to West Bromwich Albion in the league on Saturday.
Next Sunday, March 20, 2016, is Palm Sunday, next week Friday, March 25, 2016, is Good Friday, and Sunday, March 27, 2016, is Easter Sunday. In other words, the remaining days and weeks of March 2016, give Christians, this year, the opportunity to commemorate and reenact the last days and weeks of the life of Jesus on earth. We propose therefore, that next three articles focus on these momentous events of Jesus and their implications for Christian living. What happened? What do they mean? How do they affect how we live today? This three-part series will proceed as follows. The first will delve into the Palm Sunday event of long ago and how it affects how our we live now. The second article will consider the Good Friday event and what it can teach us about the world of good and evil and how we can deal with both realities. And the third and final article will focus on the Easter event and how it may teach us to live a life of victory in spite of the difficulties and challenges we experience in life.Palm Sunday is traditionally observed on the Sunday before Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is the Sunday when some Christians march around with palm branches or leaves in their hands singing and shouting, “Hosanna, hosanna”. What happened? What does it mean for us? How does it help us live better now?Palm Sunday sets in motion a series of events that constitute the heart of the Christian faith, namely, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The week of Palm Sunday is called Passion Week. Passion in this context means the intense sufferings: betrayal, arrest, humiliation, false trials, insults and beatings of a good man, Jesus of Nazareth and his subsequent death and resurrection.On that first Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey in fulfillment of a prophecy and a pre-arranged event. As he came in, the ordinary people (the Masses) spontaneously cut palm branches and held them in their hands and went before and after him singing and shouting, “Hosanna, hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. The ruling authorities of both state and religion (Judaism, that is, the religion of the Jews) were disturbed and wondered, “What is going on? Who is this?” They then commanded Jesus to ask his disciples to shut up. But Jesus replied, “If they keep quiet, stones and babes will rise and shout the praise of the Son of Man” (Luke 19 and Mark 11).This Sunday evokes mixed events and emotions. On the one hand, Jesus is declared by the Masses as their expected King, to set them free from foreign rule and improve their lives. On the other hand, a few days later he will be arrested and treated shamefully and he would appear powerless before his enemies. It is a week when evil seems to triumph over good.What then does this event mean? The scriptural readings appointed give us a clue. Isaiah 42:1-9 declares God Almighty, Yahweh himself, as the only true Lord and Savior, there is none besides him; he alone is mankind’s righteousness and strength. In Philippians 2:5-11 Paul informs his audience that through suffering and service Jesus has earned the name that is above every name that every knee will bow to and every tongue confess him as Lord.The Passion Gospel of Luke 23 reminds us of the road leading to the cross of Calvary: the struggle of taking this hard decision of death for miserable sinners, the betrayal by Judas, the denial by Peter, the desertion by the other disciples, the arrest, the trials of travesty of justice, the rejection by the religious leaders and the crowd, the mocking the soldiers, and the worst form of capital punishment, crucifixion.The Palm Sunday event teaches or reminds us that people everywhere are yearning for good leadership but that they are not always reliable when it comes to selecting one if they have a choice. One day they say, “Hail him” and barely a week later they say, “Crucify him”! During election times people tend to swift loyalties unnecessarily. True leadership is about humility, using power and authority and resources to advance the greater good of all. It is about sacrificing self-interest for the greater good of all of society.If we accept and submit to the rule and reign of God Almighty in our lives, we must then be seeking the honor of God and the good of all our society (faithfulness, justice, sharing and investing in the good of others and the wider society). Palm Sunday is about praying for and working for good leadership around and in each one of us. It is a call for God to rule and direct our lives and for us to cooperate with him to make us and our society better. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
3. Get round the back of Kieran Trippier – With Serge Aurier playing in midweek, were likely to see the Englishman start against the Gunners. Blessed with an excellent delivery, Trippier needs to be pinned back and kept well away from Harry Kane, with whom he shares an excellent relationship on the pitch. One of the best ways to do this is get round the outside of the full-back and force him to make tackles, if he can be got at, it will draw Toby Alderweireld out to aid him, creating more space in the middle for the Arsenal attackers. 1. Separate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Davinson Sanchez – Click the right arrow above to see more ways Arsenal can Tottenham… – The Gunners new £66m signing has a great record against Spurs, scoring four goals in four games although it should be remembered Mauricio Pochettino fielded weak teams in the first two of those games. In his Champions League encounters with Tottenham this season he only managed one goal and was well marshalled by Colombian centre-back Sanchez at Wembley. The two are decently matched for pace so its important Aubameyang moves away from his opponent. Spurs are likely to return to a back-three for the game so drifting towards Toby Alderweireld, who is coming back from injury, or Jan Vertonghen is vital. 5. Keep Christian Eriksen off the ball – When without their Dane in recent weeks, Spurs have struggled to create goalscoring chances. If the Gunners can stifle Eriksen at Wembley they will cut out most of their invention. Its a tough job but with Granit Xhaka sticking to him like glue it might just do the trick and help Arsenal win. 5 5 5 4. Press Eric Dier – England international Dier is quietly having a decent season for Spurs, mopping up in midfield and breaking up attacks. In possession, though, he can be a little clumsy so pressing the defensive midfielder, 24, could turn the ball over in a vital area of the pitch and cause panic in the Spurs backline. 5 5 2. Draw Jan Vertonghen forward – The Belgian has been brilliant again for Spurs this season but he can get moved out of position with smart play. If Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and the Arsenal midfield can engage Vertonghen and pull him towards the halfway line it will create plenty of space for Aubameyang or perhaps Aaron Ramsey marauding forward. Tottenham v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm on Saturday 10 February hereIt’s going to be huge north London derby clash at Wembley as the Gunners seek to claw themselves back into the race to finish in the top four.Arsene Wenger’s men are sixth, four points behind their rivals who sit one place ahead of them in the table.But how can they get the better of Spurs in the massive match, which is live on talkSPORT?Click the right arrow above to see five different things Arsenal can do to help them beat Tottenham…SEE ALSO: Tottenham Hotspur FC news: Five things Spurs must do to beat Arsenal in the north London derby read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’ Flute concert with Leigh Garner, 2p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Admission: $15, $10. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “Celebration of Our Common Heritage,” an a cappella praise and worship service with Woodland Hills Church of Christ, West Valley Christian Church and Woodland Hills Christian Church, 2:30-4p.m. Sunday, Woodland Hills Church of Christ, 23363 Burbank Blvd. Call (818) 348-3712. Flute and harp concert, with musicians Salpy Kerkonian and Andrea Puente, 4p.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. An offering will be taken. Call (818) 345-2057. Piano concert, with Paul Pitman, 4p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Encino, 4963 Balboa Blvd. Admission $12, $6 students. Call (818) 788-1147. “An Inconvenient Truth” screening, 7p.m. Sunday, The Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-4266. Calabasas Women’s Connection, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, will hold a luncheon, 11:30a.m. Thursday, Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Program and lunch: $24. Reservations required by Monday. Silent auction at 10a.m. Call (818) 348-5247. “The Religion of Islam” will be the topic of Bill Garlington, 7p.m. Monday and Oct.23, Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Camarillo. Free. Call (805) 482-4312 or see www.cam-umc.org. Temple Aliyah events: The U.S. Navy Band will perform, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Free tickets (up to six) but must be ordered through the mail by Tuesday. Send self-addressed, stamped envelope to Navy Band Tickets, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367. “A Down Home Shabbat” service, led by Rabbi Stewart Vogel and Hazzan Mike Stein, 8:15 p.m. Friday. Call (818) 346-3545 . Tuesday Table Talk: Choice of TV seminars, “Dual Revelations: Christ and Creator” or “Finding Joy at Work,” 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Potluck dinner, 6:30p.m. Free. Call (818) 767-4488. Loss, Change and Grief support group, facilitated by Cliff and June Kenny, 7-8:30p.m. Wednesday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 362-9485. “Joys of Yiddish,” a six-week course led by Rabbi Dov Muchnik, 8p.m. Thursday, Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Fee $25. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.jewishacademy.com. Holiday boutique, 5-8p.m. Friday and 9a.m.-3p.m. Oct. 21, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 15950 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 891-1759. “Conversations with God” screening, 7p.m. Friday and 4p.m. Oct. 22, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Admission $10. Call (818) 363-8136. Simchat Torah will be observed with a Torah scroll roll-out and service, 8p.m. Friday, Temple Beth Torah, meeting at 16651 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 831-0835 or see www.bethtorah-sfv.org. Harvest Festival, 2-6p.m. Oct. 21, Valley Park Church, 16514 Nordhoff St., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9316. Valley Interfaith Council Charity Golf Tournament, 9 a.m. Oct. 23, Porter Valley Country Club, 19216 Singing Hills Drive, Northridge. Proceeds will benefit VIC programs. Admission, $225, includes greens fees, continental breakfast and lunch on the course, dinner. Co-sponsored by the Daily News. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3007, or see www.vic-la.org. Spirituality and Mental Health Conference, presented by nonprofit Pacific Clinics, 7:30a.m.-4:15p.m. Oct. 26, Hilton Hotel, 2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank. Fee $125, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call (626) 254-5036 or see www.pacificclinics.org. Diwali Mela, a Festival of Lights celebration presented by the Indian Cultural Center, with Indian folk dance, music and food, noon-midnightOct. 28, Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Free parking and admission. Call (818) 207-6562. “Expect Success!” will be the message delivered by Karen Morse, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “Halloween: Holy or Hellish?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bryan Griem, 10a.m. Sunday, Montrose Community Church, 2416 Montrose Ave., Montrose. Call (818) 249-0483. “My Personal and Career Faith” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby and guest speaker, Doug Mazza, president of Joni and Friends, 8:45a.m., 10:15a.m. and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Our Liberal Message” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “Truth and Consequences” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15a.m. and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “What Do You Focus On?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200; fax (818) 713-0058; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Walk for Life,” to benefit the Pregnancy Resource Center of the San Fernando Valley, 9a.m. today, West Hills Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way. Call (818) 884-6480. Country Store and Craft Show, 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. today, Reseda First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St. Call (818) 344-7135. “Lullaby of Broadway,” an evening of musical theater presented by the Valley Park Singers, 7p.m. today, Valley Park Church, 16514 Nordhoff St., North Hills. Free. Call (818) 894-9316. St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church events: “Lit.Up!,” an evening of readings, stand-up comedy, poetry and music, 8p.m. today, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Admission $10. Architecture critic and author Alan Hess will discuss the history and revival of ranch-house-style homes, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Presented by the Los Angeles Conservancy. Tickets $10. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. read more
huge blow REVEALED 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move It has been claimed that Zaha has told Palace chiefs he wants to leave for a Champions League club this summer.And Arsenal will qualify for next season’s competition if they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final on May 29.The Sun claim Unai Emery’s transfer budget will be around £40million if they fail to make the Champions League and he is keen to bring Zaha to the Emirates.The Gunners could offer Callum Chambers, Carl Jenkinson or Reiss Nelson as part of any potential deal for the Ivory Coast international.Zaha became the Eagles’ top earner on a reported £130,000-a-week deal after signing a new five-year contract last August. Arsenal are preparing a £40million bid to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha, according to reports.But the Eagles’ £80million asking price could end the Gunners’ pursuit. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice It has put Palace chairman Steve Parish in a position to demand big money for his star man, who scored ten goals in the 2018/19 Premier League season.Last month, Zaha said he wanted the opportunity to play in the Champions League.He told the Daily Mail: “I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast. gameday cracker Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars ADVICE Arsenal boss Unai Emery will bolster his squad in the summer transfer window Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies.“I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.” shining Getty tense Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REPLY Wilfried Zaha scored against Arsenal in a 3-2 win last month Getty Images LATEST 2 Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ read more
Argentina scored late to save their World Cup hopes on a dramatic evening in St Petersburg, seeing off the threat of Nigeria to qualify for the knockout stages.Marcos Rojo scored a blistering volley with just minutes to go as his side were on the verge of dropping out.The two-time winners had gone into the match knowing their position was precarious and hoping that talisman Lionel Messi could find the spark to set them on their way.He did exactly that, scoring a brilliant goal after just 14 minutes but the South Americans couldn’t build on their lead. Nigeria were more than a match for them , constantly testing a suspect defence and got their reward early in the second half when Javier Mascherano’s mistake allowed Victor Moses to score from the spot. There was little chance of the industrious Iceland players giving up and they got some reward in the 76th minute when Sigurdsson equalised from the spot after a Dejan Lovren handball.With Argentina taking the lead against Nigeria, a goal for Iceland would have put them through but Croatia underlined their status as contenders to go deep into the competition by regaining control and winning in injury time when Ivan Perisic scored.Peru won their first match at a World Cup finals since 1978 as the South Americans ended Australia’s hopes of progressing.Having already been eliminated despite two encouraging performances, Peru’s only aim was to leave on a high and they achieved that with two goals that sent their fans home with a smile on their faces.Australia, whose only goals so far had come from the penalty spot, struggled to find a cutting edge but were given a lesson in ruthlessness on 18 minutes when Andre Carillo scored with a crisp low volley.Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, who was initially set to miss the tournament before a 14-month drug ban was overturned, made sure of the win when he scored after 50 minutes, collecting the ball in the box before spinning and smacking a shot past Matthew Ryan.The win saw Peru climb off the bottom of the group into third place.Russia 2018 hadn’t seen a goalless draw until Denmark and France met in Moscow but with neither side in desperate need of a win, safety first was the order of the day at the Luzhniki Stadium.France only needed a draw to top the group and made a raft of changes to their starting line-up with an eye on the last 16. Denmark’s progress would only be in danger if Australia were to win and Peru’s early goal meant there was no need for drama.Antoine Griezmann and Christian Eriksen had the best of the few chances and both sides were content to take a point and look ahead to the knockout stages. With the minutes ticking down on their tournament hopes, Rojo was the unlikely player in the box to meet Gabriel Mercado’s cross and his emphatic finish sent Jorge Sampaoli’s side into the next round and to a showdown with France on Saturday.Iceland’s hopes of following their Euros success by making the knockout rounds were ended by a Croatia side that topped the group with three wins from three after a late goal settled the contest in the Rostov Arena.Gylfi Sigurdsson and his teammates needed a win to have a chance of going through but found themselves behind early in the second half when Milan Badelj scored with a powerful shot. read more
Imagine going back seven years and working with WordPress 2.3. Do you remember the Dexter Gordon version? It was the first version that included native tagging, the kitchen sink button in TinyMCE, plugin update notifications, and many other features. And it included an entirely different look and feel. One that makes me thankful for all the administrative user interface updates made by WordPress contributors over the past seven years. Why am I discussing a seven-year-old version of WordPress? This month I’ve been updating a how-to WordPress manual for a client. And it’s an eye-opener for the number of changes and differences in how a WordPress website is updated. When I launched their site seven years ago, the client asked for a manual for basic WordPress operations. I created the print manual, reviewed it with the client, and forgot about it. Until this month. The staff member who managed the client’s website left the organization. And my client asked for an updated manual for the new employee.Looking back in time at how to update a Page, and the steps it took (Manage > Pages, select Edit from the Action section) makes me appreciate the ease of working with today’s WordPress administrative user interface. The simple uncluttered design with several administrative color scheme options is a sharp contrast to the double row of menu options and various shades of blue found throughout the 2.3 version. Today’s WordPress administrative menu with clear labeling makes it simple to choose website maintenance and update tasks without having to think about where those tasks are located. Don’t get me started on how to add images to a post or page in version 2.3.To all the WordPress contributors, a sincere thank you for all your work, testing, documentation, and re-testing your code. I appreciate all that you do. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWeekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: July 25, 2014Welcome to the weekly roundup! Each week I publish some of my favorite resources for user experience, accessibility, WordPress, CSS, HTML and responsive design that I’ve discovered on Twitter and my daily reading. In this week’s roundup, you’ll discover what to consider as you design for digital millenials, learn how…In “Web design & development links”Easy WP Guide Released for WordPress 4.4An early holiday present was released yesterday for WordPress users. Anthony Horton published his 4.4 version of the popular Easy WP Guide WordPress Manual. The manual includes 138 pages to help you learn to update and manage your WordPress website. The guide is ideal for users, content strategists, digital marketers,…In “WordPress”Easy WP Guide Released for WordPress 4.0Anthony Horton released the latest version of his popular Easy WP Guide WordPress Manual this week. Version 3 has been updated for WordPress 4.0 and includes over 130 pages to help you understand how to manage and update your website. The manual is available in PDF, ePub, Mobipocket or as…In “WordPress” read more
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Tags:#Healthcare#Internet of Things#IoT#Lux Research#swallowables Taking medicine as prescribed is exceedingly difficult for many people. Our busy lives, long work hours, physical obstacles such as limited mobility, and mental ones like dementia and Alzheimer’s can disrupt our ability to stick to our prescribed medical regime.This lack of consistency results in many patients making otherwise avoidable trips to the hospital and/or suffering prolonged illness. A patient prescribed antibiotics to fight an infection, for example, is at risk of rebounding symptoms if they fail to take the prescribed dosages to completion.Clinical trials, which are essential components of our healthcare system for discovering and testing new treatments. Currently, clinical trials are conducted with as many as three times the number of participants that are actually required in order to make up for non-compliance among participants. If a participant fails to comply to the specific regime, the trial’s results can be skewed. Bringing on additional participants is one way to minimize the impact of one or more non-compliant participants.A new report from Lux Research sheds light on how emerging technologies can help save the US as much as $290 billion in yearly healthcare costs. These new methods include smart packaging, apps, telemedicine and new drug-delivery technologies.Does healthcare need smarter delivery systems?The report lists smart-delivery systems as a particularly effective emerging technology for its usability and seamless integration into patient’s lives. Leading the pack among four major drug adherence stakeholders – patience, physicians, pharma, and payers – drug-delivery systems received a 4.3 rating out of five in usability and 3.3 in impact.“User-friendly interfaces combined with effective technical capabilities are both required for addressing this market which will continue to grow due to population aging and epidemiology trends” said Milos Todorovic, Lux Research Analyst and lead author of the report titled, “From Aging in Place to Clinical Trials: Lowering Health Care Costs with Medication Adherence.”Smart delivery systems include smart pills, which combine technology with medicine in a variety of ways. One method involves swallowing a pill that stays in the stomach for extended periods, sensing levels of particular enzymes and/or changes in the body and sending an alert to the patient letting them know when they need to take their medication.Similar technologies can be applied to which are capable of monitoring specific information and transmitting that data to the patient’s smartphone where it is then logged and/or sent to their healthcare provider. If the patch detects that action is required, such as taking medication, it could then alert the patient and/or possibly even administer the dosage directly.As these technologies continue to be developed and approved, they could end up saving the world a lot more than money. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Ryan Matthew Pierson Related Posts How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… read more
President Barack Obama today named New York City’s health commissioner, Thomas R. Frieden, as the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—a post that has been vacant since the departure of former director Julie Gerberding in January.A graduate of Columbia University’s medical school and its Mailman School of Public Health, Frieden worked for the CDC for a dozen years, first on tuberculosis control in New York and later on loan to the World Health Organization in India, focusing on TB control there. During his 7 years as New York’s health commissioner, Frieden has earned a reputation as an innovative advocate of stern public health initiatives, including tobacco control, mandatory HIV testing, reducing artificial trans fats in restaurant meals, restrictions on salt content, and his recent call, in an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, for a steep excise tax on sugared sodas. President Obama called Frieden “an expert in preparedness and response to health emergencies” who also “has been at the forefront in the fight against heart disease, cancer, and obesity.” Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Frieden’s appointment comes at a time when CDC is still recovering from years of controversy related to political pressures and a major reorganization ordered by Gerberding. In the past month, the Atlanta-based agency has also been under tremendous pressure in dealing with the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak.Although Frieden had been on the short list of potential CDC directors since January, a dark-horse competitor in recent weeks was the agency’s acting director, Richard Besser, who has been praised for his calm handling of the flu outbreak. When Frieden takes office in June, Besser will return to his former position as head of CDC’s terrorism preparedness and emergency response office. On Friday, Besser described Frieden as “a consummate innovator” in public health. read more